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12/08/2013

 
www.smdailyjournal.com
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Thursday
Oct.17, 2013
Vol XIV,Edition 52
STOCKSSURGE
BUSINESS PAGE 10
 
L.A.DODGESELIMINATION
SPORTSPAGE 11
BOOKER WINSSENATE SEAT
NATION PAGE 6
SENATE DEAL GIVES WALL STREET A BOOST
Gold, Jewelry,Diamonds
Sliver & Coins
 WE BUY
By David Espo
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Up against adeadline, Congress passed andsent a waiting President BarackObama legislation late Wednesdaynight to avoid a threatened nation-al default and end the 16-day par-tial government shutdown, theculmination of an epic politicaldrama that placed the U.S. econo-my at risk.The Senate voted first, a biparti-san 81-18 at midevening. Thatcleared the way for a final 285-144vote in the Republican-controlledHouse about two hours later on thelegislation, which hewed strictlyto the termsObama laiddown when thetwin criseserupted morethan threeweeks ago.The legisla-tion would per-mit theTreasury to bor-row normally through Feb. 7 orperhaps a month longer, and fundthe government through Jan. 15.More than 2 million federal work-ers would be paid — those who hadremained on the job and those whohad been furloughed.After the Senate approved themeasure, Obama hailed the voteand said he would sign it immedi-ately after it reached his desk.“We’ll begin reopening our gov-ernment immediately and we canbegin to lift this cloud of uncer-tainty from our businesses and theAmerican people.”Later, in the House, Rep. HaroldRogers, R-Ky., said, “After twolong weeks, it is time to end thisgovernment shutdown. It’s time totake the threat of default off thetable. It’s time to restore somesanity to this place.”The stock market surged higherat the prospect of an end to the cri-
Congress reaches compromise
Law makers vote to end shutdown,avoid U.S.default
REUTERS
Members of the U.S.House of Representatives depart after a late-nightvote on fiscal legislation to end the government shutdown.
Barack Obama
Stolen laptopsbreaches LegalAid client info
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County notified3,200 low-income clients their Social Security numbers andmedical data was potentially compromised after 10 unen-crypted laptops containing the personal information werereported stolen.The computers also included names and birth dates.The laptops were taken during an Aug. 12 break-in at thetwo-building Redwood City complex that houses the LegalAid Society of San Mateo County and several other organi-zations.The group’s case management database and client fileswere not compromised but the stolen laptops did containfiles containing correspondence with personal information,said Executive Director M. Stacey Hawver.
BILL SILVERFARB/DAILY JOURNAL
Art and People Glass owner Jonathan Goldberg opened his shop on El Camino Real about a month and has since drawn theire of some neighbors who say they are now getting sick.
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Some workers at the CaliforniaCollege of Early Childhood Educationon El Camino Real in San Mateo saythey have been getting sick since a“hookah” shop moved in two doorsdown.The college, on the 2300 block of ElCamino Real, is also home to a tempagency and administrative offices forNoah’s Ark Preschool. At least twoworkers at the college told the DailyJournal they have had trouble breath-ing since Art and People Glass openedup about a month ago.But A&Pis not really a hookah shop— although it does have one for sale— but just a business that sells spe-cially made water pipes they manufac-ture themselves in Belmont.There is no smoking that takes placeon the property, said owner JonathanGoldberg, and the business does not
Where there’s smoke?
San Mateo head shop accused of making neighbors sick 
City continues hunt for manager
South City’s last selection of city manager fellthrough after further review of candidate
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
With only two weeks to go until its city manager retires,South San Francisco is scrambling to fill his position aftera collapsed attempt to hire a former city manager.The City Council will have an item on the agenda nextweek to select the recruiting firm to help choose a perma-nent city manager and soon announce an interim city
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18-foot-long seacreature found off the coast
LOS ANGELES — Amarine scienceinstructor snorkeling off the SouthernCalifornia coast spotted something outof a fantasy novel: the silvery carcassof an 18-foot-long, serpent-likeoarfish.Jasmine Santana of the CatalinaIsland Marine Institute needed morethan 15 helpers to drag the giant seacreature with eyes the size of half dol-lars to shore Sunday.Staffers at the institute are calling itthe discovery of a lifetime.“We’ve never seen a fish this big,”said Mark Waddington, senior captainof the Tole Mour, CIMI’s sail trainingship. “The last oarfish we saw was threefeet long.”Because oarfish dive more than 3,000feet deep, sightings of the creatures arerare and they are largely unstudied,according to CIMI.The obscure fish apparently died of natural causes. Tissue samples andvideo footage were sent to be studied bybiologists at the University of California, Santa Barbara.Santana spotted something shimmer-ing about 30 feet deep while snorkelingduring a staff trip in Toyon Bay at SantaCatalina Island, about two dozen milesfrom the mainland.“She said, ‘I have to drag this thingout of here or nobody will believeme,”’Waddington said.After she dragged the carcass by thetail for more than 75 feet, stafferswaded in and helped her bring it toshore.The carcass was on display Tuesdayfor fifth, sixth, and seventh grade stu-dents studying at CIMI. It will beburied in the sand until it decomposesand then its skeleton will be reconsti-tuted for display, Waddington said.The oarfish, which can grow to morethan 50 feet, is a deep-water pelagicfish — the longest bony fish in theworld, according to CIMI.They are likely responsible for seaserpent legends throughout history.
Hillary Clinton honoredfor her help on raising$3.45 million for HIV/AIDS
NEWYORK — Elton John honoredHillary Rodham Clinton for her work tohelp those affected by HIVand AIDS atan annual event for his foundation.Clinton was excited as she acceptedthe first founders award from the EltonJohn AIDS Foundation on Tuesdaynight in New York. The former secre-tary of state told the crowd at Cipriani’srestaurant that “we still have so far togo” when it comes to helping thoseaffected by HIVand AIDS.“There are so many challenges infront of us,” Clinton said. The for-mer U.S. senator added that shewants to see an “AIDS-free genera-tion” and that accomplishing thatmust be “our NorthStar.”“I thank you, but I know there’s morefor us to do,” she said. “Humans maydiscriminate, but viruses don’t.”Billy Joel, Alec Baldwin, New YorkGov. Andrew Cuomo, Lisa MariePresley and Courtney Love also attend-ed John’s “An Enduring Vision: ABenefit for the Elton John AIDSFoundation” event, which raised $3.45million. Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Heart performed a dozen songs,including the hits “What About Love”and “Alone.”“One of my favorite bands of alltime!” John yelled before Heart hit thestage.John was passionate throughout thenight, urging attendees that thereshould be AIDS “treatment for every-one, treatment for all.”“We must never give up on anyone,”he said, adding that those who want tohelp have to be “stubborn” when itcomes to finding ways to assist thoseaffected by AIDS.The event raised $1 million throughan anonymous donor and more fundsthrough an auction, which included alunch with Anderson Cooper for$12,000 and a one-hour tennis lessonwith Novak Djokovic for $60,000.Two different signed photos of Johntaken by Terry O’Neill went for$26,000 and $27,000.Matt Lauer hosted the gala, filling infor Cooper, who was on assignment inWashington, D.C.
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Reggae singerZiggy Marley is 45.
Thought for the Day
1777
British forces under Gen. JohnBurgoyne surrendered to Americantroops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a turningpoint of the Revolutionary War.
“The thinking of a genius does not  proceed logically.It leaps with great ellipses.It pulls knowledge from God knows where.” 
— Dorothy Thompson,American writer (1894-1961)
AnimatorMike Judge is 51.GolferErnie Els is 44.
Birthdays
REUTERS
Palestinians enjoy a ride at an amusement park on the second day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in the West Bank town of Tulkarm.
Today
: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.Northeast winds around 5mph...Becoming northwest in the after-noon.
Tonight
: Clear. Lows in the upper 40s.Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.Northwest winds around 5 mph in themorning...Becoming light.
Local Weather Forecast
The article “San Carlos unsure about garbage rateincrease” in the Wednesday, Oct. 16 edition of the DailyJournal had incorrect information. San Carlos garbage rateson smaller cans will not increase in 2014.
Correction
Actress Marsha Hunt is 96. Actress Julie Adams is 87.Newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin is 83. Country singerEarl Thomas Conley is 72. Singer Jim Seals (Seals & Crofts)is 71. Singer Gary Puckett is 71. Actor Michael McKean is 66.Actress Margot Kidder is 65. Actor George Wendt is 65. Actor-singer Bill Hudson is 64. Astronaut Mae Jemison is 57.Country singer Alan Jackson is 55. Movie critic RichardRoeper is 54. Movie director Rob Marshall is 53. Actor GrantShaud is 53. Rock singer-musician Fred LeBlanc (CowboyMouth) is 50. Actor-comedian Norm Macdonald is 50. SingerRene’Dif is 46. Singer Chris Kirkpatrick (’N Sync) is 42.
In other news ...
(Answers tomorrow)ROUND AUDIO HERBALHICCUPYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When she went into labor on the plane, sheknew her baby would be — AIR-BORNNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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In 1610
, French King Louis XIII, age 9, was crowned atReims, five months after the assassination of his father,Henry IV.
In 1711
, Jupiter Hammon, the first black poet to have hiswork published in America, was born on Long Island, N.Y.,into a lifetime of slavery.
In 1807
, Britain declared it would continue to reclaimBritish-born sailors from American ships and ports regard-less of whether they held U.S. citizenship.
In 1912
, Pope John Paul I was born Albino Luciani atForno di Canale, Italy.
In 1931
, mobster Al Capone was convicted of income taxevasion. (Sentenced to 11 years in prison, Capone wasreleased in 1939.)
In 1933
, Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as arefugee from Nazi Germany.
In 1941, 
the U.S. destroyer Kearny was damaged by aGerman torpedo off the coast of Iceland; 11 people died.
In 1961
, French police attacked Algerians protesting a cur-few in Paris. (The resulting death toll varies widely, withsome estimates of up to 200.)
In 1973
, Arab oil-producing nations announced they wouldbegin cutting back oil exports to Western nations and Japan;the result was a total embargo that lasted until March 1974.
In 1987
, first lady Nancy Reagan underwent a modified rad-ical mastectomy at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.
In 1989
, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scalestruck northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6billion worth of damage.
In 1992
, Japanese exchange student Yoshi Hattori wasfatally shot by Rodney Peairs in Baton Rouge, La., afterHattori and his American host mistakenly knocked onPeairs’door while looking for a Halloween party.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Money Bags,No.11,in first place;California Classic,No.5,insecond place;and Eureka,No.7,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:46.58.
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Thursday
Oct.17,2013
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
FOSTERCITY 
Theft
. Acream-colored one-speed BMXMongoose bicycle was stolen on TarponStreet before 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Lost property
. Alost ring was reportedon Edgewater Boulevard before 10:27 a.m.Monday, Oct. 14.
Petty theft
. Two male juveniles suspect-ed of shoplifting were seen riding on theirbikes near the store where the theftoccurred on Foster City Boulevard before10:57 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14.
City ordinance violation
. Agroup of young juveniles were seen riding gas pow-ered mini bikes and scooters without hel-mets on Crane Avenue before 12:17 p.m.on Monday, Oct 14.
REDWOODCITY 
Burglary
. Ladders, tools and unused cop-per wire were stolen from a company vehi-cle on Convention Way before 10:16 a.m.Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Stolen vehicle
. Avehicle was reportedstolen on Marlborough Avenue before7:16 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Accident
. Avehicle crashed into the cen-ter island at the intersection of ShearwaterParkway and Monaco Drive before 4:57a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Disturbance
. Juveniles were reportedsmoking marijuana on Middlefield Roadbefore 11:54 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14.
Disturbance
. Acomplaint was madeabout someone laughing too loud on PineStreet before 12:03 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.
Animal bite.
Aman was attacked and bit-ten by a dog on Redwood Avenue before11:41 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.
Suspicious activity
. People in a greenMazda were reportedly smoking marijuanaon Sussex Way before 1:29 a.m. Sunday,Oct. 13.
Disturbance
. Police responded to a dis-agreement at a barbecue when a coupletried to take the food on Spring Streetbefore 5:10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.
Disturbance
. Aman was seen drinking,loitering and urinating on MiddlefieldRoad before 4:13 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.
SANBRUNO
Grand theft.
Two phones were takenfrom a counter on the 1200 block of ElCamino Real before 7:48 p.m. Tuesday,Oct. 15.
Burglary
. Avehicle was ransacked on the400 block of Piccadilly Place before 2:55p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.
Vandalism
. Avehicle’s window wassmashed on the 500 block of Shelter CreekLane before 1:56 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.
Stolen vehicle
. Awhite truck was stolenon the 3800 block of Susan Drive before11:38 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14.
Hit and run
. The front bumper of a carwas damaged in a hit and run incident onthe 2700 block of Concord Way before4:13 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.
Police reports
On the hunt
Two teenagers were seen taking picturesof homes and vehicles and told report-ing officers that they were participatingin a scavenger hunt on Lurline Drive inFoster City before 8:45 p.m. onSaturday, Oct. 12.
Colma fire district onnotice over finance info
The Colma Fire Protection District isamong the 117 special districts put onnotice by State Controller John Chiang forfailing to file financial and accountingreports as required by law.Chiang’s office also sent letters to ninecities, none of which are in San MateoCounty. The 126 local governments weregiven a Dec. 31 deadline to file the delin-quent documents or risk an audit to get themissing information.“Transparency in financial reporting —including public salaries — is necessary toprotect communities against the misuse of taxpayer dollars and other abuses of publictrust,” Chiang said in a prepared statement.Local governments are required to file areport of financial transactions, includingfigures on revenue, expenditures and long-term debt, within 90 to 110 days of the fis-cal year’s end. According to Chiang, eachdistrict and city receiving the warning letteris more than a year overdue despite writtennotification of financial penalties and apenalty-free grace period.The Colma Fire Protection District, whichdates from 1925, is a 36-member paid on-call department.Arepresentative did not return a call forcomment.
Two arrested for robbing audio store
San Mateo police arrested two menTuesday after they fled the scene of a robberyat Tri Audio Sound store on San MateoDrive.Police arrested Tyler Ehrman, 21, andCameron Nickravesh, 22, both of SanMateo, after they fled the scene in a vehicleand were apprehended in Belmont.They were in possesssion of a replicahandgun, according to police.
City College of S.F.picks a new chancellor
SAN FRANCISCO Anew chancellorhas been chosen to oversee the troubledCity College of San Francisco.The college announced the appointmentof 63-year-old Arthur Q. Tyler onWednesday.Tyler is an antiterrorism expert and waspreviously the president of Sacramento CityCollege.
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